Dive deep into the Winooski River
June 03, 2017
By vehicle from downtown Burlington, take Battery Street to VT-127 (Burlington Beltline). Remain on VT-127 until it crosses the Winooski River and becomes Heineberg Drive. From Heineberg Drive turn left on to Porters Point Road and follow northwest until you come to Colchester Point Road. Turn left on to Colchester Point Road and then turn left on to Windemere Way. Stay on Windemere Way until you arrive at the Colchester Point Fishing Access Area.
By foot or bike, take the Burlington Bike Path – also known as the Island Trail Line – north past North Beach, Leddy Park and across the Winooski River. The Colchester Point Fishing Access Area will be ahead on your right shortly after crossing the Winooski River.
Join Shayne Jaquith, Watershed Restoration Manager, and Gus Goodwin, Conservation Coordinator, for a springtime paddle to explore one of Vermont’s most spectacular rivers. We will start at the mouth of the Winooski River and paddle upstream past outstanding floodplain forests, ancient river deltas, and some of the state’s most beloved natural areas. We’ll make periodic stops to learn about floodplain forest vegetation, floodplain anatomy, river morphology, and of course, lunch.
Want to learn the difference between a point bar and meander scroll? How to tell a silver maple from a hackberry? Why these areas are so important for water quality? If so, then this is the trip for you.
Meet at the Colchester Point Fishing Access site at 10:00AM on Saturday, June 3rd, with your boat, PFD, bag lunch, and a co-pilot for your boat if need be. Space on this trip is limited to 8 boats, so RSVP in advance to secure a spot in our fleet.